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Offline Miguel Loco

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Finished this up last week
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:05:54 PM »
Somebody wanted a matching holster for his new Holy Smoker. Not sure I quite pulled it off, but I got pretty close. I'd hate to tell you how much time I had in this, but I learned a hell of a lot.

Wasn't really sure where to put this, but kind of wanted to show it off. I'd never done a holster from a "store bought" pattern before, but it sure helped for the tooling part of the project. Had a lot of fun doing it....

I liked it so much that I'm going to do one for my SR1911.....



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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 10:56:27 PM »
Nice
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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 05:10:41 AM »
Good job Mick.   Is that a "pickled" finish or dyed?

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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 05:22:46 AM »
Hi Mick, beautiful, very handsome! How long have you been doing leatherwork?

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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 07:10:18 AM »
Nicely done Miguel!
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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 07:37:52 AM »
Good job Mick.   Is that a "pickled" finish or dyed?

Hey Mike...it's dyed. retouched, different colors, sanded lightly with 2000 grit, redyed...resanded....etc. It took quite a while to get the right look. That "patina" part took longer than the tooling by far.
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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 07:43:20 AM »
Hi Mick, beautiful, very handsome! How long have you been doing leatherwork?

Regards,
Richard

Hey Richard.... not too very long. I'm still learning as I go. But I'm fortunate to have a great resource in the cowboys in Tombstone. They get holsters at a pretty good price and I get to learn while they cover my costs.
-Mick

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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 08:38:38 AM »
That's not just a holster, it's a work of art !!!!

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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 10:08:57 AM »
Nice work, Mick! )lI
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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 06:56:27 PM »
Thank you for the kind remarks everyone.....it's appreciated.
-Mick

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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2019, 06:29:31 PM »
I totally agree with EB's ... that is vera nice.

I would like to see your rendition in a 1911 holster ... er ... work of art.
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Re: Finished this up last week
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2019, 08:59:22 PM »
I definitely can't take credit for the tooling design, just the tooling...which is the easier part. It's the only store bought pattern I've ever used....and I feel a bit guilty about it, but I did compensate the original designer fairly handsomely for the right to use it.

As for the 1911 holster.......that pistol has always been a looker...but in a good western style holster, it's absolutely stunning. I'm looking forward to the project, but it'll be a good while before time permits me to get on it.
-Mick